July 13, 2011

Costa Rica Golf Courses

Guanacaste golf courses

If you are a passionate golfer and are seeking the world’s greatest golf courses, make sure you buy a ticket and travel down to see the array of Costa Rica golf courses. Many have said ‘You haven’t golfed until you’ve experienced the selection of Costa Rica golf courses’.

Costa Rica Golf Courses – A Playground for the Senses

Our tiny little country, sandwiched between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, has some of the best courses in all of Central America. Often described as the “Switzerland of Latin America” for its lucrative investment potential, Costa Rica offers visitors a wonderful variety of landscapes – from tropical and mangrove rainforests to active and inactive volcanoes, from spectacular Pacific and Caribbean beaches to high altitude plains and mountains. And all of it is within an eye’s view of the green.

If golf is your pleasure, it should be enjoyed in paradise. Just close your eyes and imagine awakening to miles of rolling fairways, lined with rare tropical hardwoods, secluded coastlines, flowering valleys and sandy beaches and oceans at a near distance. Unless of course you’re at Playa Conchal where the course appears to spill upon the lavish white coral sands of Conchal beach. With so much to see and experience, it’s no wonder that Costa Rica has now become a premier golfing destination.

Test your handicap at the variety of Costa Rica golf courses while taking in the tropical sun and ocean breezes.

Blessed with near perfect weather, majestic mountain peaks and volcanoes, secluded coastlines, luxurious golf resorts and a passionate and friendly people, it’s no surprise that Costa Rica has now become a premier golfing destination.

Costa Rica Golf CoursesAmong some of its most prestigious courses is the George Fazio championship designed 18-hole Cariari Country Club golf course located in the city of Cariari, Costa Rica. Of all of the Costa Rica Golf Courses, this one remains the nation’s pride and joy because it is its first. Designed in 1944, the country continues to benefit from the club’s contribution to the tourism industry. After 65-years, the Cariari Country Club still has an appeal that is uniquely its own.

As times have advanced, so have the grandeur and complexity of its courses. The tourist boom in the 1990s resulted in a number of newly designed top rate courses. Amongst them were Garra de Leon, Hacienda Pinilla, Royal Pacific, Los Suenos and Valle del Sol. World-renown golf architects like Robert Trent Jones II, Ron Gari, Ted Robinson, Mike Young and Tracy May are among elite pack of individuals hand-selected to make a signature mark on Costa Rica.

Costa Rica golf courses are designed by world renowned golf course architects like Palmer & Robert Trent Jones II

The Bermuda grass greens of the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed golf course along Playa Conchal in Guanacaste beckon golfers with a smorgasbord of hazards including lakes, ravines and many sand traps. Not to mention the breezes coming off the Pacific that are typical to the area. As standard to most distinguish Costa Rica golf courses, Reserva Conchal is for registered guests of the hotel only and prices range from $125-$150 depending upon the season.

But, the one course that has caused quite a stir in most Costa Rican golf circles is the Arnold Palmer-designed Four Seasons Resort golf course at Peninsula Papagayo on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. While all of the Costa Rica golf courses can equally be described as the most luxurious golf resorts in the entire Central American continent, the Four Season’s private Oceanside course takes the price.

The golf resort is just as breathtaking as the hotel. Unfortunately, this magnificent creation can only be experienced by the guests of the Four Seasons hotel, which is one of Costa Rica’s best, but most expensive hotels. But, don’t let that take the air out of your sail. Any of the 11 Costa Rica golf courses can easily compete with some of the best in the world.

About the Author

Don Halbert
Don Halbert is owner operator of and is proud to have this site join his already expansive network of Costa Rica related web sites. Known mostly for his Internet Marketing ability, Don Halbert is the #1 most in-demand online marketer in Costa Rica.


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